Robbers repeatedly hit Union Jewelers Exchange storefront with truck during burglary attempt

Thieves turned a Union Township jewelry store into a drive-thru when they drove a truck repeatedly through the storefront.

Thieves turned a Union Township jewelry store into a drive-thru when they drove a truck repeatedly through the storefront.

Thieves turned a Union Township jewelry store into a drive-thru when they drove a truck repeatedly through the storefront. (1/3/14)

UNION - Thieves turned a Union Township jewelry store into a drive-thru when they drove a truck repeatedly through the storefront.

Union Jewelers Exchange owner Joseph Alpar is boarding up the damage caused by the determined bandits who targeted his jewelry store on Route 22 at around 1 a.m. New Year's Day.

Alpar says the thieves left a forklift in the store and believes they wanted to haul away his massive safe where all the jewelry is locked up overnight. But it didn't work out as planned.

"They did not get anything, just the damage, that was it," Alpar says.

It's the third time in five years his store has been broken into and thieves are getting more aggressive, according to the owner.

On surveillance video, the driver can be seen getting out of the truck, but he quickly gives up and drives off. Police say the vehicle was stolen in Elizabeth, and was found a few hours later in Newark.

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